Jessica McCambly, Untitled (S1), 2017; wax, mica, pyrite, 3 x 3 x 3 inches; courtesy of the artist and Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego. Photo credit: John Oliver Lewis.
All Natural – Opening Reception
Join us for Downtown at Sundown to celebrate the opening of All Natural. Mix and mingle with the artists while viewing experimental, unique, and in some cases, never-before-seen works. All Natural includes the work of Stephanie Bedwell, Jennifer Anne Bennett, scott b. davis, Roman de Salvo, John Oliver Lewis, Jessica McCambly, Meghann Riepenhoff.
A special program of the evening is a performance from the SDSU School of Music and Dance. SDSU dance students are joined by local dance professionals to perform a “durational practice” in our gallery. This performance/practice requires physical commitment to a single activity for one hour, extending the dancers’ technical abilities and focusing their attention on the change of state occurring during the performance, both as individuals ad as a group. Throughout the performance, the dancers consider questions, including: How can we sustain a specific, internal focus and perceive our relationship to changing surroundings? If we practice a quality and duration of attention that evokes a change of state in ourselves, how might that influence the state of the group? The state of those passing by? What is the relationship between “experiment ” and “experience”? The score we are practicing is based on repetition AND never repeats.
This series of Durational Performances are supported by SDSU Arts Alive.
Downtown at Sundown is in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD), Stone Brewing Co., and The Flight Path Wine Bar & Bistro, on the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 PM. Check the MCASD website for details about each month’s activities.
For more information about the exhibition or events, please contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org